Monday, July 28, 2008

Summer Fruit Gallettes

Another recruit- YAY!!! Check out my friend, Peggy's, new TWD Blog- Pantry Revisited!!! She should show up on the new member list next week. And, also please visit Julie's blog- Peanut Butter and Julie. I LOVE this club so much and I am so happy to have two friends at work who are in it now, too!!!

This weeks recipe came from Michelle of Michelle in Colorado Springs. I had never even heard of a gallette!! I thought the recipe called for 8-10 peaches, 8-10 nectarines, 8-10 plums AND 8-10 apricots. My husband bought me THIRTY pieces of fruit!!!!! I made mini gallettes and one larger one. I thought these were very good. I've made this pie crust before and it is VERY good- the best pie crust I have ever had. I liked this recipe a lot and will likely make it again. The next time, I will probably make one large gallette. I had a little trouble with the mini ones because the custard spilled out around some of them, making it impossible to get them off of the pan.


24 comments:

The Food Librarian said...

30 pieces of fruit!!! LOL. That is a great story and a great husband! The mini galettes are adorable, and what a great effort! I love the crust too. Great job!

Susan said...

whoa - what a lot of fruit! funny story! (my big galette leaked too, it isn't just you!)

Jacque said...

Sounds like your husband is a keeper, lol

Your galettes are adorable!

SiHaN said...

haha. guess u're gonna have your fill of vitamin Cs for the next few weeks! now mini galettes! why didn't i think of it? great job!

Peabody said...

That is a lot of fruit! I made mini ones as well. Looks good.

Nickki said...

Wow, I love the mini galettes! And mine leaked too, seems like it was a common occurence :)

Pamela said...

Ooops! That's a lot of fruit. I'm sure you will put it to good use. The minis are cute!

Flourchild said...

No worries on having so much fruit, it's good fo you! Im glad you liked the galette and the crust. I need to try this crust recipe out. Im afraid to get away from my crust I've used for years, but Im gonna go for it!

Marie said...

That's a whole lot of fruit, what a guy! I think your little mini galettes are so cute though!!! I did mine with apples and blackberries and it leaked a tiny bit too, but I really loved this recipe!

allison said...

Mini galettes sound great...with all that fruit you'll be able to make MANY.

Andrea said...

Awww, I love that your husband picked up 30 pieces of fruit, too funny! I love your mini galettes, I thought of that after I made my mis-shapen big one. Yours are too cute :) Congrat on the new baking recruits too, that must be so much fun for you guys, you can have a big baking party at work!

Julie said...

I think mini Galette's were the way to go. The big one was impossible to transfer to another dish. Not to mention, I think you could have a better appreciation for the dough itself in the mini form. Good job!!!

PANTRY REVISITED by Peggy said...

I liked your idea of mini galettes so that different fruits could be used in each one. You are a terrific baker! :)

Mary Ann said...

That is so funny! The first few times I read this recipe I thought I needed all the fruit too, but then I figured it probably wouldn't fit. lol I love your minis they are so cute!

Engineer Baker said...

Those minis are too cute. I want a husband to bring me 30 pieces of fruit though!

Teanna said...

I had a lot of problems with the mini galettes as well! Maybe it wasn't meant to be! I love the abundance of fruit, though!

Christine said...

Your mini galettes are beautiful! Wow what a lot of fruit!

Prudy said...

The mini galettes are darling. I love PB and Julie already. Good for you for enlisting others.

Roni said...

I love the look of the mini galettes. Something about them reminds me of childhood. Time for me to throw a tantrum "I want a mini fruit galette!!!!" ;) Great job!

Alwayzbakin said...

Great idea for the minis. They are very cute! I bet they tasted good, too.

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

We thought the same thing about all the fruit:) We just froze our leftovers.

Barbara said...

What a lot of fruit! And what cute mini-galettes!

Dorie's pie crust is wonderful, isn't it?

For your next try at galettes, I suggest you make the area in the center where you put the filling a little smaller, and fold up more of the outer edge. That will help to hold in some of the juice. Also, it really helps to chill or freeze them for a little while before baking, as Dorie suggests. The dough tends to slump less.

Jules Someone said...

Holy smokes! A little too much fruit. ;-) Cute galettes.

Dolores said...

I love the idea of mini galettes; kind of the French equivalent of the Danish sweet roll.

And with three of you now Doristas, your office is certainly going to eat well! :)